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Berlin-Brandenburg airport

Berlin Brandenburg Airport (Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg "Willy Brandt", BER) is the only international airport in the German capital. The airport is located approximately 18 kilometers south of the center of Berlin (Brandenburg Gate).

Brandenburg Land surrounds the city of Berlin on all sides. The city of Berlin and the state of Brandenburg together form the Berlin-Brandenburg metropolitan region. The airport is located in the municipality of Schönefeld in Brandenburg.

The airport was opened on October 31, 2020. Before the opening of a new airport, two airports served passengers in Berlin.

  • Berlin Tegel Airport (Flughafen Berlin-Tegel) is located in the administrative district of Reinickendorf, in Tegel.
  • Schönefeld Airport (Flughafen Berlin-Schönefeld) was located in the municipality of Schönefeld district Dahme-Spreewald at a distance of 22 kilometers to the south-east of the city center.

Berlin Tegel Airport (TXL) was closed. Berlin Schönefeld Airport (SXF) became part of Berlin Brandenburg Airport.

About the airport

Terminals T1 and T2 are located next to each other between two runways.
Terminal 5 is currently closed. Terminal T5 is located slightly further north, approximately 2.7 kilometers (as the crow flies) from Terminal T2. You can get from terminal T1 to terminal T5 by train or bus.
It is planned to open terminals T3 and T4.

Useful link You can order a taxi to the airport online.

How to get there

You can get to the airport from Berlin by rail (regional trains), city train (S-Bahn), bus or taxi.

The BER Airport station is located under the airport terminal. Trains depart from the station to many cities in Germany.

Airport Express (FEX) connects the airport with Berlin Main Station. You can get to the airport by train from Berlin Main Station (Berlin Hauptbahnhof).
Train lines RE 8 and RB 23 connect the airport to many areas of Berlin.
(The airport train station is located directly below terminal T1, on the second lower floor of U2.)

City commuter trains (lines S9 and S45) stop at the Terminals 1-2 and Terminal 5 stations.
The S-Bahn station is located approximately 350 meters from the T5 terminal and at the T1; T2 terminals.

The airport also has a bus service to the center of Berlin and the surrounding area.
Buses X7 and X71 run between Rudow underground station (Berlin U-Bahn U7 line terminus.

You can also order a taxi or rent a car.

Station on the map

Useful links for travelers

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Distances from Berlin Brandenburg airport to cities:

  • Dresden - 170 kilometers.
  • Leipzig - 180 kilometers.
  • Poznan - 275 kilometers.
  • Hamburg - 280 kilometers.
  • Munich - 570 kilometers.

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